By: Charlie Peña – CBS 62/CW50 Intern

Calling all high school filmmakers! Emagine Entertainment is hosting a “Hush Reel” contest for metro Detroit high school students. A hush reel is a short clip that plays before the lights get dimmed and the movie begins. This contest is an opportunity for young filmmakers and actors to have their work displayed before movies at all 10 Emagine locations in Michigan. The guidelines are simple: Create a light-hearted 30 to 50-second video asking audience members to silence their mobile device during the movie and submit it by April 10th.

All metro Detroit high school filmmakers are invited to participate in this outstanding chance to see your work on the big screen. Not only is this a great opportunity, but the students will be getting a first-hand look at the media industries competitive nature. Go head to head against other students while learning what it takes to balance and operate a multimedia project. The contest winner will be determined by a panel of judges and social media voting and will be announced May 10th at Emagine Royal Oak.

The winner of the “Hush Reel” contest is going to be delighted with the prizes. If you/your team wins, you will be receiving a private movie screening for up to 50 people, a season pass for unlimited movies for two in 2017, a $500 dollar donation to a school program of your choice, a backstage pass for four to Mojo in the Morning, and Emagine will play the hush reel you created for 60 days. Don’t let this amazing opportunity pass you by. If you or someone you know is a Wayne, Washtenaw, Livingston, Oakland or Macomb County high school student, let them know about this contest immediately! Go on Facebook and look up @emaginetheatres for all the details.

Charlie Peña is a Digital Media Specialist who studied at Lansing Community College. He is a CBS 62/CW50 Community Affairs intern who enjoys filming and editing video along with recording and mixing music.


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